RES: About PowerPC processors
> Hi, I'm just wondering what kind of hardware I can buy to
> build a Linux
> machine around for example a G4-processor. I don't want to
G4s are not yet available as far as I know.
> buy an ordinary
> Macintosh. I have always built my own computers with the
> things I like, but
Motorola has some interesting PCI motherboards with SCSI integrated.
> I have always based them on a Intel-processor. I thought it
> was time to try
> something else, and I read about the new powerful
> Motorola/IBM PowerPC
> processor-family. Could you please give me some tips about
Not so knew, they have already many years in the market. It is
already a stabilished and proven architecture.
> what processor I
> should buy, and what kind of things I should buy around it,
I think the only one available for general purpose computers is the
G3 generation... even the cheapest G3 should be a very fast machine to run
> for example
> motherboard, memory, graphics adapter... and so on, that I
Memory should now be around 32 to 64 MBs, more than that only if you
will run some big fat program like heavy graphics or databases.
Graphics adapter, check http://xfree.org./ and
Ah, and first thing http://debian.org./ports/powerpc/
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